Dior 999 is a moderately warm-toned, dark coral with a pearl finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $44.00 and contains 0.23 oz.
Dior 999 Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich coral-red with warm undertones and cooler, pink pearl that gives it a luminous sheen when applied to the skin. The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff, and velvety to the touch, so it picked up easily with a brush and could be used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage or a moderate hand for more opaque coverage. A little went a long way with this shade, though, so I highly recommend using less than you anticipate and building up as needed for the desired effect. I was so pleased that the intense blush color blended out easily along the edges, while the glowing finish looked skin-like without being overtly shimmery. It wore well for almost nine hours before it started to show signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Rouge Blush is the only blush from Dior that gives cheeks intense, ultra-pigmented color that lasts. This range of iconic shades was inspired by the legendary Rouge Dior lipstick. The shades are buildable to suit any desired effect from soft to bold, and are available in matte, satin and shimmer finishes. High-intensity Rouge Blush touches cheeks with sultry, long-lasting color, revealing an irresistibly radiant, healthy glow.